(Updated on August 3, 2012)
Sony has established an Information Security and Privacy organization headed by a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) reporting directly to a Sony Corporation Corporate Executive Officer. Sony also has established the Sony Global Information Security Policy and its related subordinate rules, the Sony Global Information Security Standard, and the Global Basic Principles on Personal Information, which set forth Sony's commitment to information security and privacy and define policies to be followed by all Sony personnel. The CISO and his organization are charged with maintaining and implementing these policies. This organization coordinates with individuals responsible for information security and privacy at Sony Group companies globally to create a Group-wide information security and personal information management system. Under the supervision of the CISO, Sony continuously reinforces internal rules and business processes to further strengthen the information security management framework of the Sony Group and contribute to the protection of personal information. Recognizing that employee awareness of information security is vital, Sony requires training programs for its employees to increase their understanding and improve the overall level of information security.